But times have changed.
ChurchMag has been under new ownership for a year now, we’ve got a new logo finished, and the full redesign is almost ready for launch. While a number of cool and exciting things will be coming to ChurchMag this year, another change is bing made: The ChurchMag Authors Network has come to an end.
Now, let me introduce you to the new ChurchMag Authors Guild (this feels like we’re starting a new Batman trilogy or something…):
The ChurchMag Authors Guild
The ChurchMag Authors Guild is a lot like the old ChurchMag Authors Network. For those that don’t know, this is the backchannel communication of ChurchMag. It’s our virtual office. It’s like Facebook, but you like everybody. We joke with each other, kick-around ideas, support our different side-projects, etc… Using Socialcast for our host, this is where the bulk of our online activity happens.
But Wait, There’s More
Those that are a part of the ChurchMag Authors Guild — or as we call it in the backchannel: #cmag — have the opportunity to earn a little extra awesome. While we pay all of our authors, ChurchMag Authors Guild members have the chance to earn a bonus every month as well as some other cool stuff that we’re cooking up. It’s exciting times in the ChurchMag Authors Guild!
Once we fully launch ChurchMag 2.0, guild members will be listed as regular contributors on our authors page (those posting more frequent and have been a member longer, will have an extended bio — nifty), and you can always count on getting a little extra self promotion via our social media channels, too (be sure to follow the ChurchMag Authors Guild Twitter list!).
These are some great added benefits, but the greatest value is getting to know other Church tech’s from around the world better and have access to an awesome platform!
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, here’s how you can become a ChurchMag Authors Guild member:
- Be awesome.
Well, that should do it.
In the past, I’ve had some definite requirements — number of posts, etc… but times have changed. The ChurchMag Authors Guild is invite only, but there is a way to get noticed and there’s only one way to remain a member: write for ChurchMag.
You’ll need to have a consistent track record writing for us and continue to do so, but that’s basically it. With an increased emphasis of quality over quantity, placing a numerical value on the number of posts written per month is foolish. However, considering that writing consistently for ChurchMag is the only requirement to be a member, ceasing to write will naturally cease membership.
If you’ve written for ChurchMag before and would like to become a ChurchMag Authors Guild member, get back to writing! If you haven’t written for ChurchMag before, here’s how to start…